Spring is in the air! That means it’s time to break out the lemon recipes and whip up some lemon desserts like these Gluten Free Lemon Baked Donuts.
These last couple of weeks, the market has been overflowing with lemons. They are one of my favorite citrus and I love to use them in infused water, desserts and even dinner recipes to add some freshness.
With Easter and Spring in the air, I was looking for lemon recipe ideas and these Gluten Free Lemon Baked Donuts are a great treat and perfect for the Easter Bunny.
I love baked donuts! You get the treat of a donut with less fat because there is no frying. Plus you get to create flavor combinations that are yummy and flavorful. And after getting my first donut pan a couple of years ago, I have never looked back!
Baked donuts are one of my favorite treats!
These Gluten Free Lemon Baked Donuts came about as a happy accident. While going through some of the recipes on the blog I realized my Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts, could easily be adapted to create this lemon treat.
It was simply a matter of making a few swaps, and creating a lemon glaze to top them off.
To give these Lemon Baked Donuts their lemony flavor, we used a combo of lemon juice, lemon zest and to give it some extra kick, lemon infused oil.
I love infused oils. They add so much flavor with a little addition and it gave these donuts a great punch. For this recipe I used lemon infused coconut oil, but you can get it in lemon infused olive oil and other options.
The great thing with these donuts, is that it uses such a small amount of oil that the lemon flavor comes through and not the base flavor of the oil.
Finally, after you’ve baked the donuts, it simply a matter of dipping in a lemon glaze and serving them up.
Now all you need to do is grab yourself a donut pan and bake up a batch of these Gluten Free Lemon Baked Donuts. And if you make them, don’t forget to share and let us know how they turned out!
Love and happy baking always,